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Body found in Sampson County house fire

Posted September 6, 2015 11:19 p.m. EDT
Updated September 8, 2015 5:55 a.m. EDT

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— One woman is dead following a house fire in Autryville on Sunday night.

According to the Sampson County’s Sheriff’s Office, firefighters responded to a report of a house fire in the 100 block of Irvin Road at 8:26 p.m. Sunday.

Sampson County authorities say firefighters found the body of 56-year-old Cheryl Jackson after the fire was extinguished.

Jackson's sister-in-law, who lives across the street and was her caregiver, said Jackson's five cats also died in the fire. The cause of the blaze is undetermined.

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